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CBS
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
moved warships further offshore. the quake triggered a tsunami that devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continue to search through the widespread wreckage. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one town a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners trying to pick up the pieces, don't know where to begin. >> i don't have money, broken. >> reporter: the united states is trying to coordinate the relief. many are without food and water and made workers are having trouble getting through. u.s. marines loaded planes headed for the japanese mainland. people have to stand in line for water. many towns that still have grocery stores, the shelves are emptying out. authorities are checking radiation levels. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are offline, which means millions will have top spend another night in the cold. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> as japan prepares for the possibility of a meltdown, the tragedy is drawing attention to nuclear plants in the u.s., many wondering are we safe. mike hellgren reports on the heightened concern at three
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm but ordered 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to spray water on a fuel storage pond, so the rods inside don't release more radiation. some u.s. military crews making relief flights may have already been exposed. about 70,000 people within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's safety. and trying to get their kids out first. >> reporter: the head of the u.n. called worrying and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >>> another powerful aftershock rocked japan as night fell. the scale of destruction is already testing the country's limits. in the northeast, some 450,000 people are in temporary shelters, including american steve corbit. >> it's pretty desperate. it's kind of like a camping field. but with a lot of grief. >> reporter: survivors stand
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of silence in japan. the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> trying to access underneath. obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. chances of survival. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the u.s. government says military pilots cannot go within 50 miles of the reactor. pilots flying within 70 miles are taking potassium iodide tablets. >>> if a disaster hits the east coast, the situation in japan could play out right here in maryland. wjz is live. mike hellgren explains how local officials are preparing for the worst. mike? >> reporter: mary, they're constantly reviewing plans. they have a number of real-life drills and exercises and say they plan to learn what's happening in japan right now. >> reporter: floods. hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. the three nuclear plants, closest to baltimore are vulnerable to them all. and
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
for sometime. wjz has complete coverage of the disaster in japan. tim williams is tracking the tsunami that ripped through the pacific. yet we begin with randall pinkston with the latest on the damage in japan. >>> >>> the massive saw su -- tsunami left people burning through the night. it swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in the city of sendai have already counted some 300 bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake, centered about 340 miles northeast of tokyo, hit just before 3:00. >> it was so strong. and the undalation of the earth was so powerful that we actually had to kind of hang onto the outside of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 4 million buildings in and around tokyo are without power. >> my workers are all just staying in the office. i can't get out. there's no trains going anywhere. >> reporter: a massive fire raised at this power plant. and authorities have evacuated thousands of residents, living near nuc
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and confusion. thousands rush to get out of japan. >> radiation risks grow. tonight, the nuclear crisis puts the world on edge. >> hi, i'm kai jackson. in and -- >> and i'm jessica kartalija. mary is off tonight. >> as each day passes, they worry that there will be radiation leaked in japan. we start with joel brown for the latest on the nuclear crisis. >> reporter: emergency workers turned to a high-powered water canyon. while military helicopters dropped in sea water from above. this is the battle to keep nuclear fuel rods from overheating at the fukushima plant. since the tsunami, four of the nuclear reactors have seen fires, explosions, damage, and even partial meltdowns. utility companies insist, workers are making headway. but united states officials believe anyone getting close enough to the plant could face a deadly dose of radiation. the threat of exposure has u.s. authorities checking passengers and cargo coming from japan. but some say there's no cause for concern. >> basic physics and basic science tells us that there can't be any risk to anyone here in the united states or hawai
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
on wjz. >>> the red cross and the ravens are teaming up to help the earthquake victims in japan. the story coming up here on wjz. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's 5:29 with clear skies and 47 degrees. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a house fire in baltimore county destroys a home and kills dozens of animals inside. jessica cartalia reports the homeowner was on a mission to save the animals from being euthanized. >> reporter: sky high chopper 13 was over this home in baltimore county's east view community as firefighters attacked the flames from the ground. >> there were many animals inside and a lot of them are deceased. so we have animal control on the way down. >> reporter: firefighters try and save dozens of dogs and cats carrying kennels out of the home basement. wjz has learned that 13 cats and nine dogs died in this fire, four other dogs are now with foster families. the homeowner who tells us she was at her son's lacrosse game when the fire started runs a one site called maryland anima
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
-known victim of the disaster in japan. anderson was teaching english in japan, when the earthquake rocked her school. she never made it home. her parents have released a statement, thanking everybody for their prayers. and tonight, virginia's governor praised herarz -- her as a wonderful young woman. taylor anderson was just 24 years old. >>> over 13,000 people are still missing in japan, and the search for them continues. the nuclear crisis, though, is far from over. randall pinkston reports for wjz, that even more radioactivity could be released. >> reporter: the vice chairman of japan's electric company, tepco, visited a shelter to apologize to homeless residents. he spoke to families one by one. he admitted his company's responsibility for the crisis and promised to comp saitd victims. -- compensated victims. >> reporter: this man says, he has apologized to us, but we also want to know when we can get back into our homes. that depends on progress on the the plant, where engineers are making repairs. but it could take days. and they are now dealing with a new problem. water in one is repor
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
kartalija. >> reporter: hi, guys. the cherry blossoms were a gift from japan a century ago. you could not have chosen a better day to come down here to enjoy them. >> it's nice to see the flowers. >> it's unbelievable and we're enjoying it. >> reporter: visitors come from around the world. snapping photos and blossoming into memories. >> i think they're fantastic. i'm from europe, i see the spring for the first time now in washington. >> reporter: a celebration of friendship between washington and japan, the festival draws over a million visitors every year. >> it's a lovely tradition. you see a lot of japanese people here enjoying something that reminds them of home. >> reporter: as i mentioned, the cherry opossum -- blossoms are in they are peak. now-- in their peak. the american red cross is standing by for visitors who would also like to help friends overseas. i'm jessica kartalija, wjz, eyewitness news. >>> already, thank you, jessica. and again, as she mentioned, the red cross is collecting donations for the victims at the festival. >>> and still ahead on news tonight at 5:00. i
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
on eyewitness news. >> it's been one week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in japan. and the relief efforts are being overshadowed by the threat of a nuclear disaster. alex demetrick went to the japanese embassy in washington, d.c. to show us the outpouring of support from the victims. but we begin with manuel gallegus, on the looming nuclear crisis. >> reporter: white smoke billowed from one of four damaged reactors, as crews frantically worked to restore power at the crippled plant. they're trying to restart cooling pumps and prevent a total meltdown. but it's unclear whether the systems will operate when the electricity is restored. >> reporter: new video shows extensive damage. japanese officials responded to criticism that they're downplaying the severity of radiation leaks. on friday, the cabinet arc knowledge -- acknowledged they were slow to respond. the worst contamination has not spread past the 19-mile evacuation zone. >> certain moments. nuclear radioactivity was dangerous. harmful for human health. in other cities like in tokyo, it is not the case. >> reporter: but many
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
information on the man's identity. >>> two weeks ago today, japan was pounded by a deadly earthquake and tsunami. tonight, officials think a nuclear power plant is leaking radioactive water. manuel gallegus reports from the united nations. >> reporter: japan's nuclear disaster appears to be getting worse. highly radioactive water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima d daichi plant. japanese officials say a reactor core might have been breached, which may have allowed larger levels of radiation to escape than in the past two weeks. this latest problem was discovered when two workers were burned from water containing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister calls the situation grave and serious. the evacuation zone around the plant has been expanded from 12 to 18 miles. >> reporter: here at the united nations, the secretary general met with some of the world's top nuclear, agricultural, health and nuclear experts to try to get an assessment of the situation in japan. >> reporter: engineers are trying to stabilize the crippled reactors at t
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
a -- prevent a nuclear disaster in japan. a final fix could be weeks away. >> reporter: workers at the stricken fukushima daichi nuclear plant, have discovered some have been destroyed. new ones will have to be brought n. smoke from two reactors will have to be brought in. engineers are working to get cooling systems operating again. but officials now say that could take weeks. the top u.s. nuclear regulator says that although three nuclear reactors have core damage, the situation at the troubled plant appears to be stabilizing. >> today, all three units, appear to be in a stable condition, with sea water injection being used to keep the reactors cool. >> reporter: the u.n.'s nuclear chief is also sounding more optimistic. while he still says the situation is serious, he says there are signs of improvement at the plant. >>> but for thousands who live near the complex, conditions are deteriorating. unsafe levels of radiation have been found in food. and farmers have been told, they may have to destroy their crops. in the town of tacata, workers have begun building temporary homes. more than 70%
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, grown in contaminated areas of japan. now, millions of people in tokyo are on edge, because of radiation levels and tap water. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >>> tap water from this tokyo purification site is testing positive for elevated levels of radiation. government officials say the water is safe for adults, but they are cautioning parents not to let their babies drink it. residents are buying up all of the bottled water in stores. and people are being urged not to hoard it. radiation is also contaminating food produced near the damaged fukushima daichi plant. 11 types of dairy and vegetable products have higher levels. including cauliflower, broccoli and turnips. the u.s. government has banned imports from the region. at the plant, engineers are still struggling to restore cooling systems and stabilize overheating reactors. smoke forced another evacuation wednesday. but workers have managed to get the power back on in some areas. >> as a positive development, instrumentation is becoming available and is providing more data that can be assessed by experts. >> reporter: uni
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
the crisis in japan could limit your options. >>> i'm suzanne collins in anne arundel county. sexual touching in the night from a perfect stranger? now several women may be victims. that's coming up next. >>> changing images. how this group of baltimore artists plan to improve the black male image. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 5:30, 42 degrees and mostly cloudy. good evening. and thank you for staying with wjz's eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. anne arundel county police, looking for a man who snuck into homes today, touching women as they slept. suzanne collins is there as police search the pasadena neighborhood for clues. >> reporter: police are out in force today, warning homeowner about a groper. a man slipping into homes and touching women this their private areas as they sleep. when he flees, he takes purszs and cash. >> there's been several burglaries in your area. so we're passing out flyers. so if there's any information you may have. >> reporter: in the first burglary call, about 2:45 a.m., the first woman screamed before there was any
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to protect projecting children. >>> workers at the troubled nuclear power plant in japan is still suffering setbacks. the sea water is showing the highest levels of radiation yet. randall pinks ston reports for wjz. >>> radiation continues. and workers don't know when they will have control of the plant. nearby sea water contains radiation levels 300 times higher than normal. and inspectors are detecting this high in the air. the government is considering unorthodox solutions like covering with a cloth to prevent radiation from leaking out. they now admit four of the six reactors are damaged beyond repair and will have to be scrapped. in tokyo, protestors gathered outside the country, saying that all nuclear power should be stopped. the government is ordering plants to review procedures. president obama has also requested a safety review from nuclear plants in this country, which provide one-fifth of the nation's electricity. >> we're going to incorporate those lessons in design and the building of next generation of plants. >> nearly three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami, cleanup ef
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. the problem is spreading after the disaster in japan. randall pinkston reports for wjz, radiation is now showing up in milk, here in the united states. >>> baby nagashima is only 2 days old. born near the crippled fukushima power plant. at first, being checked with a geiger counter, for radiation contamination. as the situation gets worse, her mother says, i get more scared. in japan, concern is rising as higher levels of radiation are detected. sea water around the plant now has more than 4300 times the legal limit. water pooling underneath the plant has 10,000 times too much radiation. it even made its way into soil, 25 miles away. and went 40 miles away, from the nuclear reactor complex. that's called for an expanded evacuation zone. into villages, where survivors are scraping together what they find of their old lives. american and french nuclear experts have arrived to help. offering those that go into the plant and pinpoint radiation leaks. >> reporter: in the u.s., trace amounts of radioactive iodine have now been found in milk and washington state in california. >> traveled acro
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